Feb
17
to May 13

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

  • Dayton Airt Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Above the Fold demonstrates the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary origami. Paper is transformed into breathtaking sculpture, large-scale installations and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, aesthetic, and cultural dialogues. Nine international artists push the boundaries of paper as a medium to create bold, provocative works. Origami, literally meaning "paper folding," has evolved from a Japanese craft into a highly expressive, global art form that intersects and impacts the realms of art and science. Today, artists from all over the world are folding paper into increasingly elaborate and provocative sculptural works, while scientists and mathematicians are using origami to unlock mysteries of the universe.

Website: http://www.daytonartinstitute.org

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Jun
10
to Aug 31

Fore! The Planet

Fore! The Planet Tests Your Knowledge of the Environment While Helping To Improve Your Golf Game!

DAYTON OHIO – MAY 1, 2017 Opening on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is Fore! The Planet, a fun, family-friendly exhibition that connects concern for the environment with the game of miniature golf. This thought-provoking and sports-oriented experience matches facts about conservation, food chains, water resources, and a host of other natural phenomena with a golfer's skill and problem-solving ability.

Along the fairway, at successive holes, participants face fresh sets of challenges. Competitors are tasked with working through solutions to well-known ecological problems.

“From greenhouse gasses and global warming to wildlife conservation and delicately balanced ecosystems, the impact of humans on the planet has been significant,” notes Vice President of Education Dawn Kirchner. “With thousands of species on the brink of extinction worldwide, there are many pressing ecological concerns that are actively being researched by scientists in the field, and this exhibition allows families to work together to explore the natural world and those issues.”

As golfers progress throughout the course and meet new challenges, they learn about issues related to evolution, dinosaur extinction, butterfly metamorphosis, food chains and more. The more they learn about the subject at each hole, the better they play.

Among other topics explored in Fore!The Planet are natural selection, backyard ecosystems, predator and prey, and recycling, to name a few. This innovative interactive display explores details of the potential damage wrought by both ecological disasters and natural phenomena.

“As they play, the golf ball simulates many adventures, from mimicking a house fly on its way to a picnic lunch to demonstrating the challenges faced by a spawning salmon. There’s even a section on where trash goes and the impact it has on the environment – and on us,” says Kirchner.

An example of a challenge at one hole is; BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE – All butterflies live their lives in four stages – a life cycle. Putt the ball through each stage of a butterfly’s METAMORPHOSIS. The stages the directions depicted are; the EGG, the CATERPILLAR, the PUPA, and finally, the BUTTERFLY.

Another hole poses the query SEED DISPERSAL - Your ball represents the seed from the fruit of a tree. Feed the ball to the CASSOWARY, the WILD PIG, or the PARROT. Which animal do you think will best disperse the seed?

As players are discovering important facts about the natural world, they are also learning to avoid hazards presented in the exhibition. As a result, guests play the game more skillfully. The reward, as in every game of golf, is to finish the hole with fewer strokes.

For an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating time, visit Fore! The Planet at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

About the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Located at 2600 DeWeese Parkway, the Boonshoft Museum is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 12 noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $14.50 adults, $12.50 seniors (60+), and $11.50 for children (3-17). Children under 3 and members are free. (937) 275-7431. BoonshoftMuseum.org

Website: http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org 

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May
20
10:00 PM22:00

Super Science Saturday

Super Science Saturday, one of the most popular family-oriented science events to take place in the Dayton area returns to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Free of Charge!
In honor of International Endangered Species Day, the Boonshoft Museum has planned educational sessions that draws attention to significant issues facing wildlife today.
Super Science Saturday is one of three free admission days the Museum hosts for visitors throughout the year. Visitors always enjoy the interesting mix of educational talks, science theater, experiments, and wacky food vendors.
Highlights* From the Super Science Saturday Schedule of Events Include:
• 10:00 a.m. Collections Cart Outside Pizza Kitchen
• 12:00 p.m. Did an Asteroid Kill the Dinosaurs? Planetarium
• 12:30 p.m. Endangered Species Science On a Sphere®
• 3:00 p.m. Conservation Corner Discovery Zoo
• 3:30 p.m. Creative Science Do Lab
*View the complete schedule online; subject to change
Super Science Saturday is also known as a fun time for kids, so expect games and activities that also inspire creativity and scientific curiosity. Roaming animal ambassadors will meet and greet guests throughout the day.
Food vendors Son-of-a-Biscuit, and the Wicked ‘Wich will be on hand to whet the appetites of science nerds of all ages. About the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - Located at 2600 DeWeese Parkway, the Boonshoft Museum is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12 noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $14.50 adults, $12.50 seniors (60+), and $11.50 for children (3-17). Children under 3 and members are free. (937) 275-7431. BoonshoftMuseum.org. 

Website: http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org

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Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Celebrates Astronomy Day

Join the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on Saturday, April 29, 2017, for Astronomy Day, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. as the Museum hosts an afternoon of activities where learners of all ages can explore the daytime sky and learn more about the cosmos.
This years theme is “Bringing Astronomy to the People. ” Astronomy Day is an unofficial holiday observance organized to share the joy of astronomy, and highlight ways the general public can get involved. People across the globe will have an opportunity to experience the fun of astronomy by observing the sun, moon, and stars and visiting displays provided by amateur and professional astronomers.
“Whether museum-goers want to know more about complicated phenomena like black holes and the formation of stars, or they simply want to know what to look for in the sky, people continue to be fascinated by astronomy,” says Cheri Adams, Director of Astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum.
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will team up with local amateur astronomy club, the Miami Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS) to celebrate Astronomy Day with safe solar observing (weather permitting) and astronomy demonstrations. Guests interested in astronomy can learn the proper use of telescopes, ask questions of actual astronomers, and take advantage of a number of exciting activities designed to stimulate the scientific curiosity of people of all ages and backgrounds.
Admission to Astronomy Day activities is free for members and included with paid admission to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for non-members.
About the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Located at 2600 DeWeese Parkway, the Boonshoft Museum is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12 noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $14.50 adults, $12.50 seniors (60+), and $11.50 for children (3-17). Children under 3 and members are free. (937) 275-7431. BoonshoftMuseum.org

 

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

GeekFest Arrives at the Boonshoft Museum - Nerd Invasion Imminent!

Details at: www.boonshoftmuseum.org. 

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will host GeekFest for the third year on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The popular event brings together a large gathering of a very unique group of people who consider themselves “geeks.”
GeekFest is a must for gamers, Trekkies, steampunkers, cosplayers, and nerds! The diverse universe of geeks will enjoy an evening of costume contests, board games, hands-on experiments, and trivia in the Planetarium with prizes and activities for the whole family. “Every year GeekFest has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now a much-anticipated annual feature on the Museum’s event schedule,” said Jason Heaton, Assistant Director of Astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum.
Special Events for GeekFest 2017 include:
•Beat the Geek - NEW for 2017! This reverse trivia experience will allow the audience to stump local trivia experts
•Costume Contest - NEW format will involve a parade through the museum, with judging taking place throughout the evening!
•DIY Photobooth - Raspberry Pi-powered photo booth, hosted by Make It Dayton.
Monster Attack! A great activity for kids
Admission to this event is $10 for geeks of all ages, and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. All proceeds from general admission support year-round astronomy education at the Museum. Doors open at 6:00 for those who purchase tickets online. Doors open at 6:30 for day-of-ticket sales. Vendors will be on-site, and food will be available for purchase. All ages welcome; under 17 cannot be admitted without a parent

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Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Yaskawa Motoman Robotics Lab Tours

Tour Yaskawa Motoman Robotics Lab (Four 90-minute tours: 9:00, 10:00, 1:30 and 2:30)

Give students a real-world robotics experience

Are you planning any activities to coordinate with National Robotics Week? Yaskawa Motoman is offering high school and college-level classes and groups an opportunity to visit the world's largest industrial robot manufacturer at our regional headquarters, right here in the Miami Valley.

To get students excited about robotics and to support your STEM curriculum, we're opening our doors for students and educators on Wednesday, April 19th. We'll be running 90-minute facility tours all day, featuring:

  • Hands-on demonstrations in our robotics lab
  • A look at Yaskawa Academy, our own robotics training facility
  • An opportunity to talk with local robotics professionals about career opportunities

Visit our registration page to see a 360-degree tour of our facility, event details and available time slots for groups.

We're sure you and your students will be as excited about working with robots as we are. Reserve a tour soon - we expect to fill up quickly.

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

Go For Launch, Dayton OH!

  • Dayton Regional STEM School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Due to a rocket launch date slip (not many programs that can use that as an opening line, huh?!) We’ve had to move the dates of this event to 

April 1 & 2. The location is the same but the program will run from 8am-5pm each day.

Registration is usually $250 but thanks to a generous sponsorship we can offer your students the ability to sign up for just $100 through Wednesday with code GFLCARES

This includes all supplies, snacks during day, drinks throughout day, lunch, space swag bag, event mission patch and event t-shirt (to be mailed later.)

Go For Launch! is a 3-day event where students get to work with an astronaut (for all 3 days!) as well as other space & STEM experts. There are a variety of talks and collaborative activities with the culmination being that each team must design an experiment they would like to see tested in space. The teams present their ideas on the final afternoon of the Go For Launch! event and a winner is picked from each event. That event winning experiment is competed against others in the same division and the overall division winner has their experiment launched to the International Space Station for 30 days of data.

For details contact Michelle Lucas at (707-893-STAR or visit www.goforlaunch.space

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Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Mathemagician Community Event

  • Clark State--Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Dr. Arthur Benjamin is the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He is a professional magician and entertains with faster-than-a-calculator mental
addition, multiplication, and other amazing feats of the mind. For the last thirty years, he has presented his mixture of math and magic all over the world to thousands of groups. He is the winner of the national teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America, and was listed by Princeton Review as one of America’s Top 300 Professors. Prof. Benjamin has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, and the Colbert Report and he has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Scientific American, and People Magazine, among others.

The Mathemagician Event is great for school groups, families, college and university STEM faculty.

Tickets are free. Seating is limited, reserve your ticket today!  http://communitymathlecture2017.eventbrite.com

For more information please contact

Kanesha Hall at hallk@clarckstate.edu, (937)328-6079. 

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Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

FREE EVENT -- Boonshoft Presents Super Science Saturday March Math-ness!

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The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery hosts Super Science Saturday on March 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Super Science Saturday is a FREE ADMISSION day opportunity the Museum offers three times a year.

This winter’s Super Science Saturday program is themed March Math-ness and reflects the Museum’s emphasis on STEM learning. Whether learning to estimate great or small distances or understanding practical money skills, math smarts are key.

Highlights include live animal encounters, planetarium shows, science labs, and Science Theater presentations. The Discovery Zoo invites you to celebrate the birthdays of our favorite otters and our most popular possum.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the North American river otters, Splasher and Diver, will accept their gifts as they turn a middle-aged seven years old.

Visitors will also be able to experience The Age of the Mammals and Ice, a fun animatronic exhibit of lifelike portrayals of the savage inhabitants of the post-dinosaur animal kingdom. This special traveling show runs through May 7, 2017.

All Super Science Saturday events are FREE as part of the day-long STEM festival from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Edibles will be available for purchase from local food-truck favorite McNasty’s.

For more information please contact Michael Sampson at msampson@boonshoftmuseum.org  or at (937) 275-7431  

http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

2017 Montgomery County Mentoring Summit

In celebration of National Mentoring Month please join us for The MC Mentoring Summit

 "Mentoring the Next Generation"

The Event will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 8:30am- 2:00pm at the Sinclair Conference Center.

This event will feature:

o    a panel discussion with prominent community leaders

o    breakout sessions lead by local experts in the field of mentoring.

o    Awards Luncheon recognizing the contributions of outstanding local mentors

o   Keynote Speaker Captain Barrington Irving who set two world records—at age 23—as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world. 

We hope that you can join us!  If you have not already done so, please RSVP using the link below ASAP as we have limited capacity and want you to have a chance to secure a spot.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-mc-mentoring-summit-and-awards-luncheon-tickets-31934973365

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Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Big STEM Hoopla

We are counting down the days to Selection Sunday and tipping-off March Madness in Dayton for the 17th straight year! Join us at the fun and exciting STEM Challenge where we combine the power of STEM education with the excitement of March Madness!

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach, DP&L Think Hot Safety, Premier Health, SelectTech UAV, Proto Buildbar soldering tables, Scene75 Virtual Reality, and more...

The Hoopla STEM Challenge is a FREE, hot-shot basketball contest with prizes given away for every shot made! Free Pizza, Hoopla T-Shirts, 2016 NCAA First Four tickets, iTunes Gift Cards and multiple GRAND PRIZES!
WHEN?
Selection Sunday of Course! March 12, 2017
Check-in/Registration begins at 12:00 PM   Click Here to Pre-Register
Opening Ceremonies will kick-off the event with basketball contests and STEM exhibits to follow
EVENT HISTORY:
Pre-registration is highly encouraged for participating students.
Regional & national STEM partners will be annouced in the coming weeks & months.
Parents and chaperones do not require a ticket for entry.

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
The Big Hoopla NCAA First Four Local Organizing Committee

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Mar
11
9:00 PM21:00

Science Saturdays

Join YouTube sensation Mister C and his Science Sidekicks Dee, Joe, and Melanie as they explore out of this world experiments at our FREE 2017 science shows.

Science Saturdays’ content has been developed for students in grades 2-6, but audience members of all ages are invited to attend and participate.  Students, parents and teachers are all welcome to attend this FREE show at the Engineers Club of Dayton.  *All minors must be accompanied by a chaperone for the duration of the show.

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Mar
8
to Mar 11

FRC Miami Valley Regional

Miami Valley Regional

March 8 - March 11, 2017

Southwest Ohio's seventh annual FIRST Robotics Competition will be held at Wittenberg University; March 8th - March 11th. The event is free and open to the public. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an adventurous and creative multinational competition where the best and the brightest come together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.    For more, visit http://www.queencityfirst.org/

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Feb
18
to Feb 19

TechFest 2017

Welcome to TechFest

TechFestTM is free family fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Participate in approximately 70 hands-on experiences with STEM exhibits, demonstrations and games. Stage and theatre speakers, such as an NASA astronaut or an Air Force flight test pilot, an outstanding college professor, a classical guitar player and others deliver entertaining and informative talks on STEM topics. Sponsored by the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Complete details and event schedule can be found on the TechFest Site at:  http://www.ascdayton.org/TechFest/

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Feb
1
to Apr 30

Air Camp Registration

Day Camps for grades 4-6, Residential Camps for grades 7-9 and teacher camps!  

Air Camp, Inc. provides students with a variety of opportunities to learn about aviation and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics of aeronautics. Every day is packed with activities from morning until late evening. Air Camp students take flight ground school, chart their course and fly as a student pilot. They also explore exciting aviation sites around Dayton, Ohio, where the Wright Brothers invented and perfected manned, powered, controlled, heavier-than-air flight. Dayton is home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where Air Camp students will get to go behind the scenes and meet scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory. The week ends with a special team project to plan a humanitarian air mission.

The Teachers Air Camp experience is an exciting and rigorous adventure for all who participate. Participants remember why they became a teacher all over again by working together to master a fun and challenging curriculum. The carefully designed experiences illuminate options that are available for students in the STEM fields after graduation and emphasize how principles of STEM can be infused into almost any lesson to enhance the learning process.

To learn more and review application, please visit https://aircampusa.com/

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Nov
5
to Nov 6

Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire

Coming to Your Local Barnes and Noble Stores, November 5th and 6th

The Mini Maker Faire at Barnes & Noble brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, engineers, science club members, students, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and Makers of all kinds to learn from each other, get craft ideas and science fair project ideas, hear the experts, and work on projects.

Visit Barnes and Noble site for more info at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/makerfaire 

For programming at Beavercreek Location (RSC partner) visit event details at http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2873 

 

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Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Xtreme BOTS 2016 Fall Event!

Join us this Saturday, November 5th at Wright State’s Nutter Center from 9 am - 4 pm. Over 30 area teams will battle their remote-controlled robots in an enclosed arena and win trophies for top 3, Best Engineered, Best Designed Bot, and People’s Choice Award.

In support of STEAM awareness and education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), there will be a F16 Flight Simulator, Wright Stuff Rocketeers AND Team Moebius from the hit TV show Battlebots will have their 250 lb BOT on display!

HANDS-ON KIDS ZONE

Creative Electronics, Bristle Bots, Rockets, Mill Maze, Circuits, and MUCH MORE! There is something for every student age group to get excited about all things STEAM!

3D Printing Challenge is BACK with a new ROCKET CHALLENGE

This Saturday students will assemble a rocket from 3D printed bodies, nose cones, and a choice of 4 different tail fins then test their creations at the launch station. Awards given to the top 3! Pre-registration is suggested - Register today!

 

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS Dayton)
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS Dayton)

Over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space showcasing the latest products and technologies shaping the future of manufacturing. Produced by the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, AMTS is the region's ONLY annual advanced manufacturing and technology-specific trade show of its kind... a MUST SEE for anyone in manufacturing in our region and beyond.  https://www.daytonamts.com/ 

 

Pre-Register Online to get FREE Admission


Avoid the $10 fee at the door by pre-registering online, and you'll also enjoy Express Check-In. CLICK HERE to register today, and we'll see you October 12-13.

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS Dayton)
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS Dayton)

Over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space showcasing the latest products and technologies shaping the future of manufacturing. Produced by the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, AMTS is the region's ONLY annual advanced manufacturing and technology-specific trade show of its kind... a MUST SEE for anyone in manufacturing in our region and beyond.  https://www.daytonamts.com/

 

 

 

Pre-Register Online to get FREE Admission


Avoid the $10 fee at the door by pre-registering online, and you'll also enjoy Express Check-In. CLICK HERE to register today, and we'll see you October 12-13.

 

     

 

     

 

 

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Manufacturing Day
Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

Manufacturing Day

MFG DAY, a nation-wide career awareness event, is held on the first Friday in October.  Manufacturers across the country hold open houses to spotlight the wide range of high-skill, high-pay career opportunities available in contemporary manufacturing facilities and to highlight manufacturing's vital role in national and regional economies.  

 http://www.daytonrma.org/?page=mfgday&hhSearchTerms=%22mfg+and+day%22

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VIP Session - 2nd Annual STEM Conference
Sep
28
4:30 PM16:30

VIP Session - 2nd Annual STEM Conference

THIS YEAR’S VIP SESSION

SEPTEMBER 28th, 2016

Engineers Club of Dayton

The Dayton Regional STEM Center will be hosting its 2nd Annual STEM Conference on 9/29/16. This year the VIP Session will be held on the Pre-Conference Day - 9/28/16.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on 9/28 we will gather PK-12 education, higher education and business/industry leaders to have a panel discussion about the workforce needs and efforts taking place in our region and the impact that has on our education systems. The VIP Session will take place in the Auditorium of the Engineers Club.

Immediately following the Panel Discussion, we invite you to join us for a plated dinner and time of networking. Dinner will be held in the dining room of the Engineers Club.

We hope your district, business, or organization will participate in this year’s VIP Session at no cost. We ask that you RSVP your organization’s attendees’ names by email to: marti.baker@mcesc.org or by calling (937) 225-4598 to speak directly with Ms. Marti Baker. If you need more than three attendees per your organization, please indicate that when you RSVP.

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